In October 2012 the 3 regional HIECs of the North West; Merseyside and Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria and Greater Manchester worked collaboratively to deliver Transferring Knowledge; Transforming Care, a two-day, North West-wide learning and stakeholder event for the whole of North West region.
The successful delivery of the Transferring Knowledge, Transforming Care event achieved several ambitious objectives; firstly to provide access to a collective level of expertise and information inaccessible outside of normal organisational boundaries. Secondly, to provide a strong link between a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations that have a shared objective of improving innovation adoption in the NHS across the North West and beyond.
Transferring knowledge; Transforming Care brought together leading representatives from the health service, higher education, innovation, research, government and the private sector to share their knowledge, understanding and experience of innovation in the NHS. Output from the event provided learning to support the development of improvements in the widespread adoption of innovations in the NHS across the region.
The significant changes that have occurred in the NHS over the past 12 months have resulted in greater emphasis being placed on innovation to improve service delivery. The need for an improved system of innovation dissemination as recognized in the Innovation Health and Wealth, Accelerating Adoption and Diffusion in the NHS paper published by the DOH both provide an opportunity to re-examine the output from the event to discover how learning from the event may be applicable now.
HIECs North West are therefore making available the output from the Transferring knowledge; Transforming Care event including a series of high profile speaker presentations from the day including Professor Ian Cumming, Sir Michael Rawlins, Professor Andrew Morris and a series of candid interviews from leading figures from across healthcare, research and innovation including Sir Muir Gray, Roy Lilley, Professor Rajan Madhok, Raj Jain, Mark Wilkinson who provide their views on innovation adoption in the NHS.
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- PCT Cluster Executive Teams: Chief Executives, Medical Directors, Commissioning Directors, and Directors of HR/OD
- NHS Trusts: Chief Executives, Medical Directors, Clinical Leads
- Public Health and Local Authority Leads
- Higher Education Institutions: Pro-Vice Chancellors, Deans of Faculties, Academic Leads for Health, Innovation and Education
- Industry exhibitors
- Directors and Senior Managers from the following organisations: National Institute for Health Research; National Innovation Centre; TrusTECH (NW Innovation Hub); National Technology Adoption Centre; Comprehensive Local Research Networks; Clinical Networks; Research Design Service; North West Health EU
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Health Innovation and Education Clusters (known as HIECs) are formal partnerships between NHS organisations, leading education institutes, industry and academia.
HIECs enable high quality patient care and services by quickly bringing the benefits of best practice, research and innovation directly to front line NHS staff through high quality training, education and the sharing of best practice across the region.
HIECs provide an opportunity to access expertise outside of normal organisational boundaries and represent the link between a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations. HIECs have a focus on flexible and efficient working, strong links with the higher education institutions, NHS organisations and the research and innovation landscape.
HIECs North West is made up of 3 regional HIECs; Merseyside and Cheshire; Lancashire & Cumbria; and Greater Manchester. For more information about these individual HIECs see below.
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HIECs NorthWest is made up of three HIECs; Merseyside and Cheshire; Lancashire and Cumbria; Greater Manchester.
Merseyside and Cheshire HIEC (MCHIEC) is hosted by the University of Liverpool but has strategic links with the NHS and the regions HEIs including Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Chester and Edge Hill University.
Amongst other workstreams, MCHIEC is currently funding a collaboration involving Liverpool PCT, Aintree University Hospital Foundation Trust, and The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust. This project will raise respiratory educational standards for a new COPD community care pathway through the development of a bespoke training programme that will enable practitioners to help patients access care across existing traditional boundaries.
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Lancashire and Cumbria HIEC (L&C HIEC) works closely with the regions 3 Universities and a range of NHS organisations. L&C HIEC have established an organisational structure that enables them to deliver the transfer of knowledge quickly and efficiently.
L&C HIEC support the implementation of innovations and best practices which relate directly to the health and educational needs of the region. They achieve this through innovative and flexible working to overcome the unique challenges delivering quality healthcare creates.
Greater Manchester HIEC (GM HIEC) is a multi-professional workforce skills development partnership which aims to drive innovation into the learning environment of healthcare professionals in Greater Manchester.
GM HIEC consists of 28 partners: 10 PCTs, 10 Foundation Trusts, 4 Acute Trusts and 4 Universities. The partners operate through a managed network, hosted by Manchester PCT. A Steering Group leads the strategic direction of the HIEC and co-ordinates the work programme.